FACADE + INTERIOR RENOVATION | ING Tower
Clients wanted to renovate the existing 70-floor office building, ING Tower, in Hong Kong. The renovation included redesign of facade, entrance lobbies, elevators, restrooms, and office lobbies on all floors.
The redesign should address the following issues:
- + Re-brand the office tower from middle class to middle-high class to attract more high-end tenants.
- + Increase overall street presence of the main lobby entrance and the building.
- + Increase foot traffic on ground level stores.
Main Entrance Lobby
Existing Floor Plan Issues (below left)
Proposed Floor Plan (below right)
- + Poor street presence due to small entrance.
- + Store presence is limited and poor flow of traffic for transient users.
- + Double entrance size by incorporating one of the stores into main lobby.
- + Create pathway from main entrance to side store to increase store traffic and create new flow of traffic.
- + Replace stone-cladded canopy to glass to bring in natural lighting to storefront.
Early Conceptual Sketches of Interior & Exterior Design Schemes
Bring the feeling of nature from outside to the office space. Floor-to-ceiling living green wall welcomes and soothes users at main entrance. Interior materials include natural stone and wood to give a refreshing, vibrant, and calming experience to users.
Selected Interior Design Scheme
- + Double-sized lobby entrance creates a welcoming and open space for transient users.
- + Light and warm-toned building materials and living green wall are soothing to our eyes.
- + Cascaded/Stepped ceiling hides all the HVAC system above ceiling to create a modern and clean look.
Other Interior Design Scheme (not selected)
+ Wood and dark-colored glasses create a modern and futuristic feeling to the space.
Existing Building Facade Issues
The existing commercial high-rise has stone podium and glass that divides the building into horizontal sections that have no visual connection between sections. The upper floors window glasses have two color schemes that further divide up the building, causing a busy and incoherent design.
Proposed Building Facade
The proposed design focuses on a clean and modern glass facade that visually elongates the building.
Goal: create a uniform, clean, and continuous facade
- + Replaced colored glass to matching reflective glass
- + Replaced podium stone tiles to same reflective glass
- + Site analysis on existing design problems.
- + Brainstormed and proposed two schematic designs for client's approval.
- + Researched and sourced out building materials to match design scheme.
- + Worked with vendors on material properties and applications.
- + Collaborated with third party rendering company to ensure rendering quality and detail reflect proposed design.
- + Prepared PowerPoints and material boards for architect's presentation.